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Apple iPad

Announced
Jan 27, 2010
Market status
Released
Release date
Apr 3, 2010

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T

Pros

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Cons

  • No rear camera
  • Low pixel density screen (132 ppi)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (256 MB RAM)
  • Battery is not user replaceable
  • Proprietary USB connector - have to use its cable instead of a standard microUSB
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

Apple iPad is a 9.7-inch tablet that fills the gap between the iPhone and the Mac. There are 16, 32 or 64-gigabyte versions, each sporting a 1GHz Apple A4 processor and running Apple's iOS operating system, Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. The battery of the iPad is rated to be able to hold up for a month in standby and 10 hours of use time.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • iOS (5.1, 5, 4.x)
  • Dimensions:
    • 9.56 x 7.47 x 0.50 inches (243 x 190 x 13 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 25.75 oz (730 g)
      the average is 14.2 oz (406 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 9.7 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 132 ppi
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 63.24 %
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Apple A4
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Graphics processor:
      • Yes
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 256 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 64 GB

Battery

  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes

Multimedia

  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • Proprietary
  • Other:
    • TV-Out, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
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Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 27 Jan 2010

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Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Apple iPad 32GB


Differences:
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB

Apple iPad 16GB


Differences:
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB

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